New in 2005, this award is presented to a living individual who has achieved national prominence and made a major contribution to the health, prosperity, education, and/or well being of the citizens of Nebraska.
2005 - Hon. Tom Osborne, U.S. Hours of Representatives (NE)
2006 - Sen. E. Benjamin Nelson, U.S. Senate (NE)
2007 - Christina M. Hixson, Trustee, Lied Foundation Trust
2009 - Clayton C. Anderson, NASA Astronaut
2015 - Jeff Raikes, Raikes Foundation
2017 - Hannah Huston, Third Place winner, "The Voice"